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Lacking Basic Gear, Special Operators Stuck Buying Their Own Equipment | Military.com

Lacking Basic Gear, Special Operators Stuck Buying Their Own Equipment | Military.com

Sean Matson, who recently left active duty as a Navy SEAL, said the military measured his head four times — each time before deployment — with plans to provide him a more advanced ballistic helmet.

But the new helmet never materialized. During a deployment in Africa, Matson and six of his fellow SEALs each shelled out about $900 for updated helmets that held the lights…

Source: Lacking Basic Gear, Special Operators Stuck Buying Their Own Equipment | Military.com